Intervention ServicesAbuse & Rape Crisis Shelter provides 24-hour support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and related crimes in Warren County, Ohio. Our trained staff and volunteers assist in problem solving, personal safety, and police intervention. Hotline staff also assist in obtaining emergency shelter, medical and legal assistance, and provide referrals to community resources.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is defined as a family or household member that uses physical violence, threats, intimidation, and/or emotional, sexual and economic abuse in order to maintain power and control over another family or household member. Domestic violence is most often a combination of psychological and physical abuse.
What is Domestic Violence According to Ohio Law?
Ohio Law has determined that some forms of abuse do not constitute criminal behavior or behavior requiring the court’s intervention.
Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2919.25) defines Domestic Violence as : doing any of the following to a family or household member
- Knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm.
- Recklessly causing serious physical harm.
- By threat of force knowingly causing another to believe the offender will cause imminent physical harm.